Burchette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Burchette name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.
Early Origins of the Burchette family
The surname Burchette was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Burchette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchette research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703, 1700, 1838 and 1908 are included under the topic Early Burchette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burchette Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Burchette were recorded, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.
Early Notables of the Burchette family (pre 1700)
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burchette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burchette family to Ireland
Some of the Burchette family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burchette family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Burchette family emigrate to North America: David Birket who arrived in New York State in 1803; John Birkett settled in Virginia in 1650; Samuel Birkett settled in New England in 1750; Joe Burkett settled in Barbados in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Burchette (post 1700) +
- Janice Burchette, American actress, known for her role in Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope (1977)
Related Stories +